Meet the Leadership Team

March 8, 2017

We have a compassionate and talented management staff to assist your loved one achieve their highest possible quality of life.

Cherilyn Hallaway, Administator

Lynne Kuper, RN, Director Of Nursing

Shawna Nyhaug, Business Office Coordinator

Vanessa Steeneck, Human Resources Coordinator

Vanessa Steeneck starting working at Bethesda in 2002, where she worked as a Dietary Aide, she ventured out into the world and came back in 2005 through 2007 and wandered again-she came back to stay in December 2014 (…home really is where the heart is!) and is now the Human Resources Coordinator. She became a Certified Nursing Assistant in December of 2016 and is proud to be able to help the residents maintain the life they want to lead. She loves working at Bethesda because of the family atmosphere the difference we make in each residents life. Learning about their lives and how they shaped the world we live in today is inspiring! She is on the board of education at the church she has belonged too since she was a young child. Vanessa and her husband, Ryan are both 2001 BHS graduates and are proud to be able to work in the community they grew up in! Vanessa and Ryan reside in Alcester with their three daughters, Abigail, Kaitlyn and Lia.

Chris Doeden, Physical Therapist

Chris Doeden began working at Bethesda as a physical therapist in May of 2004 when she and her family moved to Beresford.  She has been a physical therapist for 23 years and has worked in facilities such as Bethesda during that entire span.  At Bethesda, Chris provides physical therapy services to the residents of Bethesda as well as providing outpatient Physical Therapy services to members of the Beresford community and surrounding areas.  Chris has loved being a therapist at Bethesda as she gets to see a wide variety of patients in age and diagnoses.  It has also given her a very flexible place to work while raising her family.  She has been married to her husband Troy for 27 years and has four children, Sophie age 22 who is graduated from college and working for Senator John Thune’s office, Oliver age 20 is a sophomore at USD majoring in math education, Grace age 18 is a senior at Beresford High School, and Audrey age 14 is a freshman in high school.  In her spare time, Chris loves to play the piano giving piano lessons in her spare time and at times playing for church where she is a member at Emmanuel Lutheran in Beresford.  Chris is thankful for all of the people she has been able to meet through her position at Bethesda and has been grateful to be able to impact them by helping them overcome any healthcare hurdles they may have had.

Alyssa Crevier, RN, Clinical Care Coordinator

Alyssa Crevier began working at Bethesda in September of 2014 as a floor nurse; fresh out of nursing school from USD. She has 7 years of experience working in Long-Term Care; 4 years being a Certified Nursing Assistant and 3 years as a Registered Nurse. Alyssa is a Clinical Care Coordinator/MDS Coordinator at Bethesda.  Alyssa loves working at Bethesda because it is a fun atmosphere full of energetic, kind, dedicated, hardworking employees. Her favorite thing about Long-Term Care is hearing the resident’s past time stories, and getting to help residents and their loved ones through one of their potentially toughest life changing events. When Alyssa is not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, sitting in tree stands, and watching sports.  

Leanna Hedeen, RN, MDS Coordinator/Clinical Care Coordinator

Leanna joined the Bethesda team in February of 2017 as an MDS coordinator/clinical care coordinator. Leanna has been a Registered Nurse for 7 years working in long-term care for all 7 of those years and pediatrics for a year. Leanna recently moved back to Beresford with her husband Keith and 3 kids-Easton(4), Mckenzie(2) and Mathew (baby). Leanna is looking forward getting to know the residents and growing with the Bethesda team. She is excited to start her journey as a nurse at Bethesda and her children are excited to attend school in the same town that Leanna grew up.

Rosie Sebern, Activities Director

Eric Holmquist, Environmental Services Manager

Claudia McBride, Dietary Manager

Claudia McBride started working at Bethesda in November of 1996 as a dietary aide, then promoted to Cook then to Dietary Manager in 2013. Claudia has 4 Children and 6 Grandchildren. Loves working at Bethesda and loves to interact with the Residents and Staff. She has a passion for cooking and serving the residents good nutritional meals. Claudia belongs to Brule Creek Lutheran Church, with a strong faith. Claudia came from Germany in 1984 and loves to live in the U.S.A.

Beth Simonsen, Social Services